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RIVER-SEA VESSEL RULES

DATE: 28
TH
DEC 2010 RAHIL
CONCEPT
No integration between Inland vessels & Coastal vessels

Paradeep Haldia route
Mumbai Dahanu etc.

Coastal vessels require
Officers & enggs of same qualification as ocean going vessels
Higher no. of certificates & surveys (13 required vs 4 for Inland Vessels)

Short Sea voyages abt. 3-5 days
Construction Standard
Safe Operation
Certifications


APPLICABILITY
ENGAGED EXCLUSIVELY ON INDIAN COASTAL VOYAGES
MAX. 3000 GT & 3000KW WITH THRESHOLDS AT 1600T & 1500kW
NOT APPLICABLE TO PASSENGER V/Ls, TANKERS, BULK CHEMICALS IN ANY
FORM, OSVs, FISHING V/Ls & MILITARY & GOVT V/LS NOT USED FOR
COMMERCIAL PURPOSE
ANNEX 1 - GENERAL
FIRST - DGS ORDER NO.4 OF 2008
LATEST - DGS ORDER NO.6 OF 2010

TYPE I Vessels engaged in ship to shore operations up to a max 12 NM
beyond inland vessel limits in fair weather only
TYPE II Vessels which ply between nearby ports in fair weather & during Day
Light Hrs Only
TYPE III - Vessels which ply between Indian ports where voyage duration does
not exceed 24 hours.
TYPE IV Vessels which ply between Indian Ports in all weather conditions.

* maximum parallel distance of 12 NM from nearest land, except Gulf of
Cambay & Kutch where max dist of 30 NM from shore is allowed.
ANNEX II SAFE MANNING REQ.
TYPE I As per Inland V/Ls rules
TYPE II As per Inland V/Ls rules + Master or Mate with 1yr exp for sailing
as Master of the vessel
TYPE III & TPYE IV


GT<500 500<GT<1600 1600<GT<3000
TYPE III Coastal Deck 2 Off + 2 ratings 3 Off + 3 ratings 3 Off + 4 ratings
TYPE IV Coastal Deck 2 Off + 2 ratings 3 Off + 3 ratings 3 Off + 4 ratings
TYPE III &IV Harbour Deck 2 Off + 1 rating 3 Off + 3 ratings 3 Off + 3 ratings
kW<750 750<kW<1500 1500<kW<3000
TYPE III & IV Coastal ER 2 Off + 2 ratings 3 Off + 2 ratings 3 Off + 2 ratings
TYPE III &IV Harbour ER 1 Off + 2 ratings 2 Off + 1 ratings 2 Off + 1 ratings
ANNEX III ACCO STANDARDS
Exemptions of Section 175 of MS Act
TYPE I as per IV Rules
TYPE II IV Rules + Galley & mess room, Separate toilets for OFF & ratings
TYPE III & IV
Master & C/E 1 person per room
Other officers 2 persons per room
Ratings 4 persons per room
Galley, Mess room, Provision Store, Cold storage etc.
Laundry facility for GT > 1600
Separate bath & toilets for Officers & ratings
ANNEX IV CONSTRUCTION RULES
TYPE I & II Structural Strength for Hs = 2m
TYPE III & IV
Structural, Machinery & electrical rules as per IRS coastal rules
L>90m, ER with Double bottom
Bulkheads CollisionBhkd, Aft Peak Bhkd & bhkds at each end of M/C room
FO storage not to exceed 600M
3
Navigation Bridge visibility as per SOLAS for L > 45m
TYPE III need not have hatch covers if cargo not affect by water. Min Hatch
coaming height, Hold flooding condition stability check, 1.5 times bilge pump
capacity
TYPE IV compulsory hatch covers, probabilistic damage stability if L > 80m
Use of fuel oil with flashpoint not less than 43
O
C allowed only for emergency
applications, provided the storage tem is not within 10
O
C of flashpoint.


ANNEX V PREVENTION OF COLLISION
COLREGS
For GT < 1600, fwd mast light height max. 6m & other lights as
function of fwd light
ANNEX VI LIFE SAVING APPLIANCES
1 life raft for total number of persons readily transferable to each side
Service interval of liferaft & HRU can be increased from 12 to 17 months
Rescue boat only for Type III & IV
MOB marker not required.

ANNEX VII FIRE FIGHTING
APPLIANCES
TYPE I As per Inland Vessel requirements
Total capacity of fire pumps > 70M
3
/Hr
Fire main line 65ND
Min.2 fire hoses, 45MM internal dia, 32MM in accommodation. Nozzle
12mm
No halon fire extinguishers
Fixed Fire extinguishing systems for IC M/C >1500kW
Gas System
High Expansion Foam System
Water spraying system
For IC M/C < 1500kW 45L foam extinguisher + 2 portable

ANNX VIII - RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS
TYPE I, II & II ,IV with <500 GT - AIS class B transponder
> 500 GT AIS class A transponder
IMMARSAT C for >1600 GT. One Certificate holder required to operate
radio equipment on board.

ANNEX IX SAFETY OF NAVIGATION
GYRO & Echo sounder with recordable data for >1600GT
Nautical Almanac only for type III & IV
X-Band radar for type II, III, & IV

ANNEX X -
An RSV V/L will not be stopped by an inspecting surveyor if some minor
deficiencies are found. RSV will be allowed to sail and a stipulated time
will given to complete deffeciencies

Surveys will be:
An initial survey before the river-sea V/L is put in service
Renewal survey not exceeding 5 yrs.
Intermediate survey within 3 months before or offer 2
nd
or 3
rd
Anniversary
date
Annual survey 3 months + -.
2 dry docking with in 5 years. 1 can be CC TV

ANNEX XI PREVENTION OF
POLLUTION
TYPE III & IV >400GT A holding tank for oily bilges with shore discharge
facility.
TYPE II & IV >400GT or <400GT certified for 15 persons
Sewage treatment plant
Sewage Comminuting system with temp storage for <3NM from shore
Holding tank with shore discharge facility
Garbage Management Procedure for all ships

ANNEX XIII SHIP SECURITY
MEASURES
Ship Security Plan for all ships
2300T RSV - IV
L = 79m
B = 16m
T = 3m
D = 4.5
Service Speed = 10Kn
Endurance = 10 days
Cargo Fertilizers (mainly gypsum) in sacks
Area of Operation Paradip to entire east coast of India



DESIGN RESTRICTIONS
Draft <=3m
Air Draft <= 8m
Cargo space min 2800M
3
GT < 1600
Total Engine power < 1500 kW


DESIGN FEATURES
TWIN SCREW M/E with shaft alternator. Each shaft to be able to take the
complete ships electrical load
Foldable fwd & aft masts
Accommodation of good quality for crew comfort
Additional room for Pilot/Cargo surveyor.
Box shaped cargo hold
Ventilation Split A/Cs